Computer trading: stock market circuit breakers
Economic impact assessment on price-triggered circuit breakers.
Ref: BIS/12/1066 PDF, 179KB, 16 pages
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This economic impact assessment looks at the impact of stock market circuit breakers. These price-triggered measures allow a cool down period and a batching of trades that can mitigate the problems of rapidly falling prices and large price swings.
This impact assessment was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on the future of computer trading.